The initial press conference at World Pork Expo 2016 featured National Pork Producers Council President John Weber discussing the Waters Of The U.S. regulation. Also, NPPC Vice President Jim Heimerl provided an overview of the status of the Packer Ban regs and the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) status.
Pit Foam and Producer Safety Leon Sheets, Iowa Pork Producers, shares what needs to be done to make sure safety is first for pit foam activity. Mr. Sheets emphasis training staff, understanding the process of how pit foam accidents happen, and what needs to be done to improve safety [video].
If PORK Academy isn't on your 'must see' list at World Pork Expo this year, you should check out the program. National Pork Board's Assistance Vice-President of Communications, Cindy Cunningham provides this overview of hot topics and more.
Swine Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Jennifer Koeman, Director, Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board, shares the ideas behind the "Nexus of Farming, Food and Public Health" as part of the stewardship of antibiotic use in pork farming. Dr. Koeman shares the antibiotic education, research, and communication that the National Pork Board is developing to help swine pork farmers. Key closing thought from Dr. Koeman is pork producers support the science-based principles to develop guidelines on antibiotic use having professional veterinary input for antibiotic use guidance [video].